NJ350 | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
flyingfish.com

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
NJ has always had a rich brewing heritage-20 years before the state was named by the English in 1664, there was a Dutch brewery in what is now Hoboken. We've chosen to celebrate this 350th anniversary with a historic style: English Stock Ale.

English pale malts and flaked barley meld with blackstrap molasses for a hearty and complex malt flavor. For hops, we used Cluster, the first hop cultivated in the US. The beer finishes with the more modern Simcoe and Centennial. The latter gives a deep piney flavor and aroma, a nod to a state treasure-the Pine Barrens.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
110
pDev:
11.29%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
17
Trade:
1
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 110
Reviews by Abkp37:
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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

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Photo of RyanByorick
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vinithing
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of devilfluff
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Rob_Z
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of njbusa
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Mike999
4.9/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Good color. Sweet and IPA flavor, nice blend of balanced flavors.
This and Exit 16 are outstanding.

Medium color, nice fragrance.
Passes the, would you buy a case, test: Yes.
But, it's going to be expensive, and you'll love it.

I much prefer this to the top rated "Pliny the Elder", which tastes not like citrus but cactus.
This is a real beer.

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Photo of hozersr
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Austin_Cohen
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of fvnuciforo
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of njsouthdh
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of AlvinLin
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Don_Capo
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of Grizzynicky
3.36/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of harryhops
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TopherBreski
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent orange and caramel color with little carbonation and a thick head that dissipates quickly. Very malty smell is good but the ABV is so high you get alcohol wiffs as well. Taste is brilliant. You will get a bit of alcohol taste as the ABV is super high - it tastes like a Belgian Triple only without the citrus.

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Photo of chessiejackson
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A dark amber color, light head and lacing.

Very little aroma other than the malt.

Taste follows the smell with lots of malt flavor.

Light, little carbonation and not much kick.

Average beer.

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Photo of weeare138
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of sulldaddy
3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled this bottle at cellar temp and poured it into a snifter. The beer pours a cloudy copper color with lots of fine white sediment suspended in the beer. There is creamy eggshell white head of 3cm that fades to a sturdy surface layer and leaves clingy lattice work.
Aroma is grainy malt and some bready yeast with hits of caramel and a little earthy hops. First sip is fairly mild with an almost bland flavor. Only some sweet malt and a little brownsugar. The body is thin with mild rolling carbonation average texture. The flavor lingers with a bit of sweetness and cereal grain. I dont get too much of a hop profile and the booze is well hidden at 7.5%. The beer isnt bad but it is a let down as I was hoping for more when I bought the bottle in New Jersey. I wouldnt pay for another bottle if I saw one.

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Photo of Ego
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

eyes...
great foam cap on this one, a full 2 fingers of white stuff, active in the carbonation department keeping the head quite akimbo, clear to look through with a slight orange tint, lacing is great, a really nice looking glass of suds

nose...
faint malt and grain, working hard to get anything substantial here, some sweetness but mostly a vast dessert of blandness

taste etc...
it reminds me of something like old speckled hen on a hand pump... except with a little more body, it has just a smidgen of everything, mild bitterness, definite residue of sweetness on the tongue from the molasses, the carbonation actually lingers a bit which is interesting, the
molasses seem to becoming more of a player as I sip on, this drinks easy and smooth, I could easily envision this while watching a game at the local pub enjoying some bangers and mash (hey, I could have went for fish n chips but that would be even more hack) or when you
are drunk enough the pickled eggs in that jar at the other end of the bar, this is a really nicely balanced beer with definitely a tip of the dumb colonial hat to modern hops (thankfully the brewer was subdued enough in this department, as over hopping would have killed this), nice
full sensation in the mouth that has just the right amount of heft going on

verdict?
really enjoyable and super easy drinking (even for the higher ABV), almost too easy to knock these back

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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

NJ350 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 110 ratings